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Florence Heaman washing up, over-60ís...

Florence Heaman washing up, over-60ís... Village Hall, Dolton, February 1973 More like this

Boys arranging church flowers

Boys arranging church flowers Chittlehampton Church, April 1982 More like this

George Ellis, blacksmith, in the forge...

George Ellis, blacksmith, in the forge... Bridge Reeve,..., March 1976 More like this

Owen Holwill with his Marshall tractor

Owen Holwill with his Marshall tractor Down Farm, Dolton, September 1975 More like this

Watching the parade

Watching the parade Fore Street, Chulmleigh, July 1987 More like this

Repairing the reedcomber

Repairing the reedcomber Spittle, Chulmleigh, August 1989 More like this

Bridge Town, near Iddesleigh

Bridge Town, near Iddesleigh Iddesleigh, December 1976 More like this

Joan and Cyril Dumbleton with Doltonís...

Joan and Cyril Dumbleton with Doltonís... Dolton, 6 June 1977 More like this

The kitchen garden

The kitchen garden The Old Rectory, Merton, May 1983 More like this

Archie Parkhouse and his dog Sally

Archie Parkhouse and his dog Sally Millhams, Dolton, April 1982 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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